WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — A Washington County hair stylist is facing prostitution charges after State Police busted her for allegedly performing sexual acts on her clients.
State Police said Embellish Hair Cuts owner Amy Zlobin was acting as a prostitute inside her business on Steubenville Pike in Hanover Township.
“It’s disgusting,” said Donald Wacker, who lives near the salon.
“At first we thought it was a hair salon until we sent my wife over there and she got her hair done and it couldn’t have been worse,” said Hanover resident Bill Andrews.
Investigators were tipped off by watchful neighbors, like Wacker, who said they grew suspicious after seeing men come and go at all hours of the day and night.
“Traffic. Constant traffic,” described Wacker.
“There was never any girls that came to her hair salon and then she put curtains up in her windows and guys were coming in and out with no hair to cut,” added another neighbor who asked to remain anonymous.
State Police arrested Zlobin during a sting last Wednesday.
An undercover State Trooper made a half-hour appointment for $130.
When the Trooper arrived, Zlobin allegedly offered to perform sex acts before closing the blinds and locking the door.
“Zlobin agreed to the appointment of sexual favors for the money for the 30 minutes, at which point the Troopers were able to identify themselves and then we also bring in Troopers in full uniform, that way they know it’s for real,” said Trooper Rocco Gagliardi.
According to the police report, Zlobin told troopers she “does not have many haircut clients and does prostitution to make money for her and her daughter.”
“Shame on the people that were coming here that had families and would bring that into this community, multiple times and multiple days,” said Wacker.
During the bust, Troopers found a logbook of all of Zlobin’s appointments and said her alleged prostitution clients could face charges as well.
“We’ll probably have to find out whether it’s just actual appointments for hair or if they were going to for hair and something extra,” said Gagliardi.
Investigators also said they found at least 24 online posts about Zlobin performing sexual favors for clients dating back to August of 2022.
Right now, they are not able to say how many clients allegedly had sexual relations with Zlobin.
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